Chris Gordons decision to surrender his tenancy at Middle Claydon Hill Farm, near
Buckingham, brought about a dispersal last weekend, and FW called in
This MF265 scraper tractor made £3000, the Ford a little more, but three farmers vying for the MF3085 pushed bidding to £10,680. "Better than expected," says auctioneer Bill Rawding.
The dairy herd was sold last year. The sheep flock – Suffolk Scotch Halfbreds – saw four-tooth ewes at £43/head. Mules, not the best for early lambing, were £35 each. Store lambs were a strong £27 apiece.
Smart set…1995-born Charolais sucklers with heifer calves at foot went at £850
and £920, a very good trade.
Vendor Chris Gordon, one of many county council tenants taking a golden handshake and retiring.
Well worked, but one punter paid £800 for the ATV.
Hands on…a Collins 25ft bale trailer made £1960 to a dealer.
Malcolm Wakeling of Abbott Anstey Reader sells this grain cleaner – an invited lot – at a straight £200.